|Place:||Inscription Point / The Steps||Buddy:||Eithne|
|Max. depth (m):||12.2||Visibility (m):||10|
|Time down:||10:24||Dive time (mins):||27|
|Average depth (m):||7.6||Water temp. (C):||18.0|
Notes: Went for a shore dive with Eithne, Simon, Ciara, Fiona and Miriam. Found the dive site on Michael McFadyen’s website. We took his advice and went just before high tide. Spent the first few minutes getting a photo of Simon and Ciara reading a newspaper underwater (before it fell apart), so they could get their photo printed in the next issue. A dramatic thriving seascape would have been a nice backdrop but we had to settle for a monotonous dull blue. Even the otherwise friendly Grouper wouldn’t cooperate and get in the picture. Other than that, the dive was nice enough. Some soft coral. No sea dragons. Cut a bit short because we lost Simon and Ciara. They turned up a while later.
Overall it was a hell of a lot of effort for one 27 minute dive. Next time, we might rent the tanks to do two.
Equipment: Usual. Rented tanks from Abyss. Gear and friendliness generally good.
Accumulated time underwater: 2 days, 3 hours and 20 minutes